Egan Bernal's best result since crash opens door to Tour de France selection: 'We need him competitive for us in the biggest races'

The Colombian revealed that some of his power numbers are better than before his crash in January 2022

Egan Bernal
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Ineos Grenadiers have opened the door to Egan Bernal competing in this summer’s Tour de France, after the race’s former winner recorded his best result yet since his life-threatening accident two years ago.

Colombian Bernal finished third at the Volta a Catalunya on Sunday, the first time he has climbed onto the podium of a WorldTour race since he crashed into the back of a bus in January 2022 in his native Colombia. His accident left him with a number of broken bones, including a fractured right femur, and doctors originally said he had a 95% chance of dying or being paralysed.

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